“We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
My favourite quite from my favourite movie.
How beautifully yet in a frightening way, Chuck has managed to write the meaning of our lives in a single paragraph.
From the beginning of our lives we have been exposed to these screens on which we will probably spend 90% of our life if not more and on those screens majorly advertisement and every fucking industry is selling an idea, that we are bound to live a great life ( the great life which the society chose by the way, not us) and how easily we can manage to reach that level in our life.
If it was that easy, how come everybody isn’t doing that already?
And I think my generation commonly known as the GEN Z is the one most pleased by instant gratification as we have been raised by technology.
Want to binge watch a show, Netflix and chill. Want a new phone instantly, Amazon delivery by by 9 p.m. . Want to know what your friends are up to , instagram or any other social media site.
We do not remember a time without microwaves, iPhones, instant hot water, Facebook, Myspace, you name it – we got it. We live in a day and age where you do not have to leave your home for ANYTHING. If you want the newest, coolest restaurant’s sandwich delivered to your front door, the app Zomato has you covered (not to mention, they have competitors, so you’ve got options). Through your fingertips you have access to all the world’s information – so why even use a book, right?
You get the point right?
GEN Z doesn’t believe in the concept of patience.
“Patience is bitter, but it’s fruit is sweet.”
— apopular proverb in India.